18 Nov Lululemon Appoints EVP, Culture & Talent
Lululemon Athletica inc. plans to hire former Nike executive Gina Warren as executive vice president, culture & talent, effective Feb. 1, 2016. She will report to the company’s chief executive officer, Laurent Potdevin, and will lead the team that is responsible for all people practices including health and wealth, recruitment, and learning and development for all retail and support functions.
“Our people are the very core of Lululemon and when they are inspired and empowered, they in turn inspire and empower their communities around the world,” said Potdevin. “I am thrilled to welcome Gina, who will work hand-in-hand with our people globally. A true visionary with an exceptional track record that speaks for itself, Gina is joining us to drive our culture and people forward, and attract and develop incredible talent as we continue to shape a workplace that most people only dream of.”
Warren led Nike’s Global Diversity & Inclusion team from 2002 to 2014. During that time she initiated inaugural Global Cultural Assessments, helped establish the Global Women’s Leadership Council, launched women’s leadership conferences and oversaw the Company’s employee resource networks. From 1999 to 2002, Ms. Warren served as director of Nike Global Community Affairs and the Nike Foundation. Prior to that she directed community relations for Levi Strauss and Co. and its foundation, and worked for AT&T and its foundation in community relations, human resources and other capacities.
“Culture is created by what people say, what they do and how they make decisions,” said Gina Warren, “I believe that Lululemon is a place of possibility, which puts people at the core. Guided by our shared values of “love” and “mindfulness”, I am excited to be taking this next step and look forward to working closely with the global team to support and enhance Lululemon’s unique culture.”
Warren holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Arizona State University. Inspired by design and music, the Portland, OR resident looks forward to relocating to Vancouver where she’ll officially begin life in luon.